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December 19, 2012 1:39:58 PM

This is a new build I am buying tomorrow. Want to know what you guys think. Here is the build specs:


Case: IN WIN Dragon Slayer Black 0.6mm SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Hard Drive: Western Digital WD7500AURX-FR 750GB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

MOBO: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS FM2 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: ASUS HD6670-2GD3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU: hec Orion XPOWER585 585W ATX12V 2.01 Power Supply - OEM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

APU: AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7560D AD560KWOHJBOX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AFTERMARKET COOLER: Noctua NH-L9a 92mm SSO2 CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...





Total Cost: $547.92

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December 19, 2012 1:56:56 PM

-not the best case to use
-do not use laptop hard drives in a desktop
-the 6670 doesnt game very well. and the onboard GPU is about as storng as the 6670 from what i know
-reduce ram
-use stock cooler
-crap power supply


id highly suggest you to wait for boxing day and buy stuff then
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December 19, 2012 2:03:40 PM

-Which case do you suggest?
-How can I tell if it is a laptop hard drive?
-Looking to crossfire the 6670 with the APU
-Reduce to 8GB?
-Why use stock cooler?
-Any suggestions for a better PSU?
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December 19, 2012 2:10:09 PM

TheBigTroll said:
-not the best case to use
-do not use laptop hard drives in a desktop
-the 6670 doesnt game very well. and the onboard GPU is about as storng as the 6670 from what i know
-reduce ram
-use stock cooler
-crap power supply


id highly suggest you to wait for boxing day and buy stuff then


This is literally /thread.
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December 19, 2012 2:11:28 PM

Here are my recommended changes. Sticking with AMD but upping the processor. Changing the mobo for Socket AM3+ for later upgrade (FX chip). Upping the GPU. Lowering the amoung of RAM. Using 1TB HDD for less money. Add cooler if you plan to OC. Pick the case you want (ATX) but would recommend at least 550W PSU from a good brand. Little over your price but well worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Total: $558.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 11:14 EST-0500)
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December 19, 2012 2:15:55 PM

whisperlite said:
-Which case do you suggest?
-How can I tell if it is a laptop hard drive?
-Looking to crossfire the 6670 with the APU
-Reduce to 8GB?
-Why use stock cooler?
-Any suggestions for a better PSU?


-wait, its a green drive. for a desktop, get a 7200rpm drive if you are using it for boot applications (which you are)
-something from antec such as the antec 300. depends on the price at ncix
-no point. at that rate, a pentium g630 + a dedicated GPU will perform better. hybrid crossfire was meant for people who already have a video card somewhere and can readily add it to the new rig
-more ram doesnt perform better in your situation
-xfx 550w. but as i said, wait for boxing day
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December 19, 2012 2:17:31 PM

there was no point of a aftermarket cooler when the stock cooler performs about the same or a little worse. the l9a was meant for HTPC rigs where low profile is manditory
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December 19, 2012 2:29:22 PM

nice work cdball1331. Does that mean the AM3+ with a powerful discrete graphics card outperforms the APU's with hybrid crossfire?
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December 19, 2012 2:30:19 PM

Best answer selected by whisperlite.
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December 19, 2012 2:37:43 PM

of course it will, just note that those prices are us.
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December 19, 2012 4:07:11 PM

Would you guy say intel based is a more poweful build for gaming?
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December 19, 2012 4:08:59 PM

Damn.....that is a really nice case! I'm putting together a system for my son's Christmas present and he already picked out a case, but I bet he'd like this one better. It's very, very cool!

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